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Should You Allow Residents to Vape in Your Mountain House Rental Property?

Vaping Device Standing Next to a Mug of Hot CoffeeThere are some things more detrimental to a rental home’s interior than cigarette smoke. For this reason, most Mountain House property landowners have a clause in their lease documents that forbid smoking indoors or anywhere on the property of their rental homes.

But what about vaping? The use of e-cigarettes as a substitute for smoking tobacco has surged strongly in the last few years. A lot of people look at vaping as a harmless leisure hobby or even as an aid to stop smoking totally since vaping is mostly believed to be less detrimental to one’s health.

Regardless of the hysteria, vaping is far from safe. The clouds of vapor that are created by e-cigarettes and other vaping devices leave filmy remains on anything they come into contact, from partitions to grounds to fixtures. Think about it: anywhere that air can pass through inside a household, vapor can, too. This consists of inside air vents and ductwork, where complications could go unnoticed for months or even years.

The reason that vapor leads to a lot of concern is that it is not water, but glycerin. It is translucent, but it does not just evaporate into midair. In reality, it is a little oily. The emissions from an e-cigarette are closer to as aerosol gas than water vapor. It consists of elements that are combined with chemicals, flavoring, and preservatives. When these elements get in contact with a surface, they stick to it. Additionally, these elements can make a thick film that is hard – and costly – to remove.

Although firm surfaces like windows and mirrors can be wiped down fairly effortlessly, other exteriors containing carpets, painted surfaces, and ductwork is not. Cleaning the filmy residue that vaping leaves on surfaces like these is both excessive and inefficient and may lead to lasting deterioration to some pieces.

For instance, the particles of vapor can’t be removed with water, so textiles and rugs may need to be efficiently cleaned several times a year. Painted partitions are an extra task since they are permeable and vapor particles will remain into every opening. The more surfaced your walls are, the more quickly this gluey film will accumulate upon them. The film must be brushed off regularly, but the brushing itself could ruin the paint.

With a lot of possibilities to ruin your Mountain House rental home’s interiors, it just seems right to ban the practice of e-cigarettes along with other forms of smoking. At Real Property Management One, we perform consistent property evaluations to inspect for indications of vaping within your rental homes. Our practiced property managers examine your properties cautiously, assuring better lease compliance and keeping the value of your investment. To learn more, contact us online or call us directly at 925-794-8339.

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